Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Love is in the air. Party time! Oh no! I have blackheads in and around my nose! What to do now? God! Help! But how do these unwanted blackheads occur? When your skin pores get blocked with dirt or oil emitted from the skin, this is when blackheads are formed. This dirt and oil, on getting exposed to outside air, oxidizes and turns them into black spots.
But how to get rid of blackheads? There are many ways to get rid of them, starting from home remedies to artificial blackhead removal gels. But be careful. After all, it’s your skin darling, the most delicate part of a human body. Any playful ideas with your skin can be worse for your health. But do not panic and be a frantic. Everyone gets blackheads. It’s nothing to nightmarish. There’s a solution to every problem in this world.
Before starting the treatment you should know your skin type. Dry skin has a specific treatment. So as oily skin. After knowing whether your skin is oily, dry, normal or sensitive, determine the kind of product. Avoid products containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. This may make your skin itch and cause allergies.
If you have a lot of acne, avoid using chemical or artificially made gels for removing blackheads. Make sure that you do not use soaps, makeups, or fragrances.
If you have a very sensitive skin, that is prone to get dried soon, it is wise to choose a product consisting of both salicylic acid and glycolic acid. It is softer towards skin and is less prone to causing redness in the skin.
Are all homemade products safe? Well, there is no scientific approach for homemade remedies. Before applying home remedies, talk to your doctor. If everything goes fine, continue using. If any irritation occurs, immediately stop applying. Do you want to know few easy home remedies? Here they are:
- Egg white mask Eggs are known for its rich protein content. The proteins in the egg kill bacteria in the acne. To make the mask, separate the egg white from the yolk. Clean your face dry and apply the egg white. Let it dry first. Repeat the process twice or thrice.
- Honey mask Honey is antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. It heals all wounds and treats skin infections. The sticky property of the honey gets stuck to the blackheads and removes them at once. To prepare the honey mask, warm up some honey in a pan. When the honey is hot to touch, dab it in and around your blackheads with cotton. Let it dry and wash it after 10 minutes. You can also apply the pack overnight.
- Steaming Simply squeezing and pulling the blackheads out won’t help. Rather it will hurt you. Blackheads are said to be tightly stuck to the skin. A good method to remove blackheads easily is by steaming. Nicely boil water. Place your mouth right above the hot water. Cover your head with a towel so that steam gets locked within. The steam will open the pores of your skin. Place a blackhead strip upon your blackheads and slightly pull them.